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Archive for March, 2014

Former deputy guilty of tasing utility worker

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A former New Hanover County Sheriff’s deputy accused of tasing a utility worker took the stand in his own defense in Burgaw this afternoon.

It was not enough, though, as a judge found Reed Roberts guilty of simple assault. The judge also stripped Roberts of his law enforcement credentials and sentenced him to 12 months probation and a 30-day suspended jail term.

The District Attorney says Roberts not only used his taser, but tried to use his service weapon and handcuffs on Jerome Wallace, who came to Roberts’s Pender County home last fall to restore power after a late payment.

Wallace says Roberts confronted him about logs in the yard he thought Wallace damaged. As Wallace tried to leave, he says Roberts tased him in the stomach. Wallace then maced Roberts and drove away. Investigators say Roberts went back into his house to get his gun as Wallace left.

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Bookmarks – ‘Returned’ author at Barnes and Noble

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Jason Mott will be greeting fans and signing copies beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday.

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Wilmington Housing Authority reschedules meeting

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

The Wilmington Housing Authority is changing the date of a meeting they were planning on having Thursday after WECT pointed out that meeting would violate the law.

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Transportation group approves increase in tolls for Southport-Fort Fisher ferry

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

An estimated $5.1 million is expected to be raised annually from the toll increase.

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IN COURT: Former deputy faces misdemeanor charges for using Taser

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Officials charged Reed Roberts in November with misdemeanor simple assault for using his Taser against an electrician who was trying to help restore power to his house in Pender County.

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